A New War on Cancer: The Unlikely Heroes Revolutionizing Prevention


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Island Press
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6.3 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Kristina Marusic is an award-winning journalist who covers environmental health and justice for Environmental Health News. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of San Francisco, and her personal essays and reporting on topics ranging from the environment, LGBTQ+ equality, and politics to feminism, food, and travel have been published by outlets including CNN, Slate, Vice, Women's Health, the Washington Post, MTV News, The Advocate, and Bustle, among others. She lives in Pittsburgh with her partner of ten years, Michael, and the cutest dog in the world, Mochi. You can visit her online at KristinaMarusic.com.


"In this big-hearted book, Kristina Marusic profiles the everyday champions of the most important battlefront in the 'war on cancer' the too-often overlooked movement to prevent environmental illness instead of just to survive it."
-- "Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"
"Extraordinary journalist Kristina Marusic not only makes the case for a new war on cancer, she tells deeply human stories that inspire us to think beyond the defeatist myths of consumerism and confront polluters in our own communities. Best of all, her book helps those of us already diagnosed with cancer see ourselves as determined warriors."-- "Sandra Steingraber, author, Living Downstream: A Biologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and th"
"For decades, the 'war on cancer' has neglected environmental justice and the need to rid the nation of harmful chemicals. Marusic's dramatic account puts a human face on the struggle to right this wrong. An excellent book!"-- "Robert D. Bullard, Director, Bullard Center for Environmental & Climate Justice, Texas Southern Univ"
"Kristina Marusic alerts us to a hidden but deadly crisis: the threat that everyday chemicals pose to our health and that of future generations. Readers can't help but be drawn into this alarming story, vividly told through the lives of those affected."-- "Shanna Swan, author of Count Down and Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn S"
"An urgent exposé on the need for truly comprehensive cancer prevention."-- "Doris Browne, former Program Director, National Cancer Institute and 118th President, National Medic"
"In this series of engaging profiles linked by an overarching investigation into the negative impacts of chemical pollution, readers will find themselves learning from researchers, health advocates, lawyers, and community activists about the many insidious ways cancer has been invited into our daily lives....This is a surprising and significant look at cancer research, an eye-opening book readers will feel compelled to talk about with everyone they know."
-- "Booklist, Starred"